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UC constantly on my back after my partner passed away
hi have just found this site whilst trying to figure out this universal credit I have a part time job which I am going back to I had to take time off work because my partner was diagnosed with terminal cancer I claimed carer allowance my partner passed away on 17th December 2018 Informed dwp and they got me in a week after his death for me to claim universal credit for a appointment to see a job advisor I attended appointment and first thing they asked me was when was I going back to work I informed them again my partner had passed away a week earkier at home they told me they would ring me every two weeks to find out when I would be going back to work I told them I wasn't ready yet but they weren't interested I went to my gp for a sick note for a month I took sick note in to jobcentre they still continue to ring me every two weeks wanting to know when I will be going back to work I also informed them due to a accident involving my right arm I am waiting for a scan as I have limited movement in this arm I work on checkouts in a store I have just been paid from them 314 pound for a month because the carers allowance gets paid for 8 week after my partner died they took that off I understand that but the company I work for also paid 100 pound into my bank as a bereavement payment for myself they also deducted that from my universal credit I phoned them told me the 100 pound from my employer I had to use along with carers allowance to pay my housing costs as these had been deducted I told them after my partner died I had to use this money to pay for food etc they just said well you were offered a loan of 400 pound until you got your first payment of uc they offered me me loan of 400 pounds at the start and said I would have to pay it back of 33 pound a month for the next 12 months seeing as I would only be getting 317 a month I declined the offer so therefore I have no choice but to return back to work 5 weeks after my partner has died because they are constantly on my back even with a sicknote